UPDDTE III, 7/20 – below
UPDATE II, 7/16 – below
UPDATE I, 7/15 – below
The Iota Alumni Association is saddened to report on the death of Bruce Barrick.
Available accounts report that he was found in his home in Austin today and appears to have died of natural causes.
We will keep this post updated as information on services becomes available.
I encourage everyone from our community of friends and brothers to add comments to this post. Share your memories as we all prepare to say a final goodbye to our Brother Bruce.
Here is the updated information on Bruce Barrick’s funeral:
Visitation: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 5:00-7:00 pm
Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home
2620 South Congress Ave.
Austin, Texas 78704
Funeral: Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 10:00 am
University United Methodist Church
2409 Guadalupe Street
Austin, Texas 78705
Visitation: Friday July 23, 2010 4:00-6:00 pm
George H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Home
1010 Bering Drive
Houston, Texas 77057
Funeral: Saturday, July 24, 2010 10:00 am
Glenwood Cemetery (Grave site service only)
2525 Washington Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77007
UPDATE II – via Erik Harpst
Bruce’s service will now be at University Methodist Church, Brother Chuck Merrill’s church. In case you are unaware, Brother Merrill was a longtime pastor at this church and a huge supporter of Iota and all it stands for. Chuck passed away a few years ago, and after his death, Bruce began an SU scholarship fund in Chuck’s name.
Austin: Thursday July 22nd 10:00 am University Methodist Church on Guadalupe
Houston: Saturday July 24th 10:00 am George H. Lewis and Sons Funeral Home
The only possible change with the Houston date would be a time change from 10:00
to 9:00 am.We should have final updates by Monday.
I will be sending important info and updates to the official Iota web site at iotachapter.org . Check it out, there are great photos of Bruce and posts from brothers. Feel free to leave your own thoughts or memories of Bruce.
Brothers and friends,
There are two Barrick services TENTATIVELY planned. Bruce will attend both of them.
Austin: Thursday, July 22, 2010. 10:00 am, University Christian Church, at UT (see UPDATED II above)
Houston: Saturday, July 24, 2010. 10:00 am, George H. Lewis & Sons funeral home
Bruce requested a wake. Bruce’s 60th birthday bash was at a beer hall in Austin. Maybe a similar bash would be appropriate. When it gets cooler. Like September. Seriously.
We are looking for pictures of Bruce for photo boards to be displayed at the funerals. If you have some, please email them to this address ASAP.
Bruce deserves to honored in the same way that he insisted his deceased brothers were honored. He will get that, and more.
When details are confirmed it will be passed on.
Bruce introduces the late Rev. Chuck Merrill
Bruce and Norwood